[texdoc] texdoc -n?

Manuel Pegourie-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Sep 4 15:00:03 CEST 2008

Karl Berry a écrit :
> As a break from Windows/Lua madness ...
> I was surprised to see this option in texdoc --help:
>     -n, --noise-level=N     Set verbosity level to N.
> Why not the normal -V(erbose) instead of inventing a new option?  I've
> never seen this before.
Because I thought the info messages like

texdoc info: live aliased to texlive-en

can be boring. I put them by default because the alias feature is nes and I
want to avoid misunderstandings (why the hell is this thing looking for
texlive-en?). But in the long run as a user I basically just want texdoc to
display the doc and not bother me with details about how (alias or whatever)
it finds it.

So you can put noise_level = 2 in you texdoc.cnf and receive a bit less
noise if you don't care about the details (and maybe it could even be the
default setting in the future).

But maybe I could add the more usual -V, --verbose option as a synonym to

>     Please report bugs and request features at texlive AT tug.org.
> Once it exists, I think it should say "see http://tug.org/texdoc"
> instead of directly pointing to a mailing list (even texdoc at tug.org :).
Yep. I'll try to take care of it soon. I've been quite busy recently.


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